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Achieving transformation change: Becoming a high performing healthcare organization

Dr. Brent James is a leader researcher and visionary on healthcare improvement. He describes in this presentation the key essentials for becoming a high performing healthcare organization. These essentials include a vision, a model and transparency. Transparency is often discussed in healthcare, and Dr. James describes why the conventional view of transparency is insufficient.

Mary "Ali" Hobbs named SHS Scholarship recipient

Scholarship sponsored by Parallon Workforce Solutions 

Mary HobbsAli is an industrial engineering student at Clemson University in the B.S./M.S. program. While at Clemson she has conducted various healthcare research projects with Dr. Neyens and Dr. Childers. These include examining visitor hand hygiene for utilization improvement and time studies in clinical settings. As an intern, Ali was also involved in several applied healthcare projects at Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute including CLABSI reduction and studying patient flow through a clinic. She is the president of Clemson's Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School.

 

Children's hospitals' solutions for patient safety makes big gains in reducing hospital acquired conditions

In less than three years, more than 80 children's hospitals have joined together to share successes and failures transparently and agreed not to compete with each other on patient safety. Member organizations have reduced falls by 81 percent, ventilator acquired pneumonia by 47 percent, adverse drug events by 42 percent, and surgical site infections by 19 percent. 

2015 is already the year of the healthcare hack

More than 120 million people have been affected by more than 1,100 separate breaches at organizations handling protected health data since 2009, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2015 is being considered the year of the healthcare hack, during which consumers will need to closely safeguard their health information.

Google, J&J partner to create robots

Ethicon, a J&J company, will work with Google to develop new robotic tools and capabilities for surgeons and operating room professionals that integrate best-in-class medical device technology with leading-edge robotic systems, imaging and data analytics.

Healthcare Payment Network launched

President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a network that will develop new models for healthcare delivery and payment during a March 26 White House kick-off meeting.

Nurses blame interoperability woes for medical errors 

A study of the nation's registered nurses shows that 60 percent of those polled believe medical errors could be significantly reduced if hospital medical devices were coordinated and interoperable.

Lean Blog Podcast – Dr. Bob Wachter, Lean & the Digital Doctor

Digital DoctorHealthcare Improvement author and SHS Member Mark Graban interviews patient safety and quality guru Dr. Bob Wachter on the subject of patient safety, lean and information technology in this podcast. Dr. Wachter is perhaps the most prolific researcher and author in the United States on the subject of patient safety and quality. He just recently authored the book The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age. Graban and Dr. Wachter discuss a variety of topics including some of the positive and potential negative aspects of electronic medical records.

SHS NEWSLETTER

SHS NewsletterMay 2015

The May 2015 issue of the SHS Newsletter features a presentation by Dr. Brent James on the key essentials for becoming a high performing healthcare organization. Mary "Ali" Hobbs is recognized as the recipient of the SHS Scholarship sponsored by Parallon Workforce Solutions. Read other interesting articles about children's hospitals' solutions for patient safety, Google and J&J partnership to develop new robotic tools for surgeons, nurses' belief that interoperability causes medical errors, and a Lean Blog Podcast by Dr. Boby Watcher called "Lean & the Digital Doctor."

Readers can also register for an upcoming SHS Webinar to be held at 2 p.m. Eastern time on June 2 with presenter, Brad Power, consultant. The title of the webinar is Customer Intimacy meets Operational Excellence.

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  Lean Green Belt for Healthcare
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  Principles in Patient Flow and Throughput
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  Six Sigma Black Belt for Healthcare
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  Lean Black Belt for Healthcare
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